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The Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy is a highly competitive programme and each year the School and the Admissions Committee looks to build the strongest value for the class.
Beyond our world-class faculty and unique programme focus, one of the greatest values of the Sloan programme is the ability to network, learn and absorb information from the other leaders of industry that make up the class. These are individuals who are focussed, well-regarded, experienced and impressive, creating a powerful and rich learning environment.
A glance at the class profile will show that a Sloan Fellow typically has 15-20 years management experience, comes from a variety of a sectors and holds a senior job function.
But a successful Sloan Fellow is much more.
The key attribute we look for in a Sloan Fellow is experience of making decisions at strategic levels, either in a General Management context or as leaders of their function. We know that when the class come together in January, everyone will have had that crucible moment when they have had tough decisions to make.
It is little wonder, therefore, that the most common feedback given to unsuccessful candidates is to reapply when their exposure to these key decisions has grown in scale, impact and depth.
Often an applicant’s level of strategic decision making and leadership cannot be demonstrated solely through their CV, and this is where the application essays are of great importance. These are an opportunity to use your past achievements to demonstrate future success, as part of the programme and beyond, and we recommend you dedicate considerable time perfecting these to showcase your talents, experiences and abilities at their best.
It is also important to choose your referees wisely. These should be people who have worked closely with you for a considerable period – do not simply select the most impressive job title. Your referees can provide a third-party view on your skills as a leader, your strategic decision making abilities, and, just as importantly, your areas for growth as part of this unique cohort of experienced professionals.
Applications are open for the January 2018 intake; you can contact us for more information on this transformative programme.
Funding your studies is an important consideration when looking to undertake a programme of higher education, particularly when the programme of study is full time such as the Sloan MSc.
There are a number of funding options open to potential Sloan Fellows, including company sponsorship, loans and personal finances.
For those the Admissions Committee consider will make an exceptional contribution to the class, we are delighted to offer these scholarships to support future Sloan Fellows:
Closing date for Scholarship submissions: 17:00 (UK time) Wednesday 13 September
Closing date for Scholarship submissions: 17:00 (UK time) Wednesday 26 July
All applications received before September 2017 will be considered
All applications received before Wednesday 26 July will be considered
All applications received before Wednesday 26 July will be considered
Prior to the scholarship offer, I was already totally committed to the LBS experience. I was keenly aware that every other scholarship candidate – chosen from a global and elite base – had equally good credentials, if not better. Beyond delight, I am truly honoured to be chosen as a scholar of this great institution. I hope to play a critical role in furthering the school’s global charter in the days ahead! Paul Liu – 50th Anniversary Scholar
The scholarship provided additional confidence and confirmed the alignment of purpose between the applicant and LBS in making and contributing to positive change by challenging the status quo on female talent. Lalaine Valdes – Women’s Scholar
It made me feel even more confident to join the programme. I can feel the trust from the programme and LBS, as well as the responsibilities. I know I have a lot to contribute to the class and the programme. Donald Mi – Philip Langsdale Scholar
Our Scholars truly are some of the best and brightest of the cohort; they are not only recognised for their contribution to business thus far, but also in anticipation of their contribution to the success of the class, the Sloan MSc, and the wider School community.
Applications for these Scholarships are open now, and more details can be found on our website.
The Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy is unique in European top business school offerings in focusing on the experienced executive in a full time degree. As the class of 2017 move into their second term, here are a select few of the many highlights of the term just finished beyond the engaging, informative and educational core programme.
The year started at full pace with a jam-packed Orientation week, as study combined with invaluable team-building and networking to ensure the Sloan journey started on a strong footing. Find out more about this exciting kick-off in our earlier blog post.
Case study with Lord John Bird
Lord Bird, founder of The Big Issue, joined the Sloan
Fellows for a singular case study in February. Lord Bird is both a talented and inspirational businessman and speaker, facing early hardship to become a well-known entrepreneur and member of the House of Lords.
His enthusiastically received session with our Sloan 2017 cohort was a fantastic opportunity to explore entrepreneurship and social responsibility whilst engaging with this unique individual. Such was the reception that we have made the full presentation
As a full time programme, more often than not the Sloan MSc requires participants to step away from their current job roles and careers. At London Business School, we have a well-developed Career Management offering tailored to the needs of the experienced executives and entrepreneurs who become Sloan Fellows.
The first term has included a variety of workshops, covering career development, networking, getting investment ready for entrepreneurs and exploring and developing resilience.
The Career Centre also played host to ‘The Challenge of Change’ presentation with Mohan Mohan, (LBS Executive in Residence), a retired Procter & Gamble senior executive, having had a memorable career spread over three continents. Mohan delivered a motivational presentation covering topics such as how to approach time at London Business School, how to pursue the definition of career goals and how to approach your career development, as well as coaching sessions with our Sloan Fellows.
End of term celebration
To mark the end of a memorable but exhausting term, celebratory drinks and a dinner was hosted by the School here at our central London Campus.
Find out more
If this has whetted your appetites for the Sloan experience, why not come to an information evening to find out more, as well as meet some current and/or former students? Details of future events can be found on our website.
For a taste of the Sloan experience first-hand, we also offer the opportunity for applicants to the Sloan 2018 cohort to visit a class. You can join the current Sloan MSc cohort and gain an insight into our world-class faculty, ground-breaking research and network with existing students to discover if the Sloan journey is the right path for you.
We have two modules open for visitors over a number of days to maximise the opportunities available; you can sign up here or find out more by contacting sloan@London.edu.
G M A T – four letters that often strike fear in to the hearts of busy executives looking to apply to Business School. The GMAT exam provides a detailed and specific assessment of an individual’s business academics, but the lengthy preparation and examination time can be prohibitive to executive candidates.
Since March 2016, London Business School has been accepting a new way of assessing candidates for our Leadership Programmes. Working with the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) and five other top-tier Executive MBA Schools across the globe, the Executive Assessment (EA) has been designed with executive candidates in mind.
What makes the Executive Assessment an excellent tool for both Business Schools and Executive MBA candidates is its relevance.
It is relevant to executives in terms of its content as it has much more focus on critical thinking, analysis and problem solving than the GMAT and much less on pure mathematics and grammatical structures.
It is relevant in the amount of time needed for the test. There is minimal preparation required, and the test is over in 90 minutes.
And it is relevant in its flexibility. There are no rescheduling fees, ideal for executive candidates whose schedules can often change at short notice.
The test consists of three sections that are similar in broad themes to the GMAT – Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
Unlike the GMAT, all three sections count towards a final score of between 100 and 200.
So how should you prepare for the Executive Assessment?
Unlike the GMAT, there is minimal preparation required for the Executive Assessment. but you do need to spend a little time on it, and successful candidates have spent around 1-2 days preparing.
- Familiarise yourself with the sample questions available on GMAC’s website.
- Depending on your background, refresh yourself with high school mathematic principles.
- Find your local test centre from over 600 worldwide.
Is there a minimum score?
At LBS, we take a holistic approach to applications and, as such, look at all elements together. There is no minimum or recommended EA score (or, for that matter, GMAT) and this forms only one part of the application. We do strongly recommend you take the assessment seriously to best demonstrate your abilities and commitment to the programme. Candidates have found it a useful diagnostic to highlight areas to focus on to get ready for study.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
Whichever assessment you choose to take – good luck!
From over 15,000 nominations, only 600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors make it to the list.
Eleonora is a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in charge of a suite of Cash and Liquidity products offered to more than 2000 institutional clients across $60 billion.
Kiran meanwhile is an Executive Director at UBS Wealth Management, having joined the company in 2011.
The part-time nature of the EMBA-Global programme has allowed both these young talents to continue working whilst studying for a top Executive MBA programme offered by two of the world’s leading Business Schools – London Business School and Columbia Business School. The programme is designed to encourage students to apply their learning in the workplace to realise the real-world benefits of their classroom study.
Applications are now open for the class of 2019 – visit the EMBA-Global home page to find out more.
Following a year of applications, interviews, planning and preparation, Monday 9th January saw us welcome to newest students to the Sloan MSc programme. An inspiring and experienced group came together to meet for the first time and embark on their LBS adventure.
To say the class is diverse would be an understatement, with 61 students being drawn from over 40 different cities around the world to come and study in London. Only 11 of the cohort were already based in the city, so for the rest they are getting to experience this fantastic city for the first time!
The orientation week began with an introduction to the course. This included a Leadership Case Study session led by Professor Randall Peterson where the class were joined by Paul McGinley, captain of the 2014 winning Ryder Cup team.
The Sloan programme is an intensive and collaborative affair. The orientation week is the first opportunity for the class to meet their study groups, with whom they will be working closely throughout the year. Bonds were formed mid-week as the study groups competed in a series of challenges around the Southbank area of the city, taking in some of London’s most famous landmarks and skyscrapers.
How best to close this busy, exciting and informative week? An incredible dinner at the world-famous Tower of London! Greeted by the Yeoman Warders (otherwise known as the Beefeaters) the class were treated to a tour and a three-course meal; a truly unique setting to end the first week of this truly unique class and programme.
Best of luck for the year ahead to the Sloan MSc class of 2017 and we look forward to following your journey!
If you are thinking of studying the Sloan MSc or have already received an offer, funding is one of your priorities.
I would like to remind you that London Business School offers a generous range of scholarships that cover partly or fully the tuition fees of the Sloan MSc. Some scholarships will automatically consider all candidates who accepted their offer whereas other scholarships require an application with various criteria. Ensure you visit our website for all the details about the below scholarships:
- 50th Anniversary Scholarship
- Sloan Philip Langsdale Scholarship
- Sloan Awards
- Sloan MSc Women’s Scholarship
- Sloan Alumni Scholarship
- The Monica and Navin Valrani Scholarship
- The Gallifrey Scholarship for Social Enterprise
- The David Pyott Scholarship
Please note that you can submit applications for as many scholarships as you consider yourself to be eligible for.
Good luck with your applications, and remember: you won’t get if you don’t give it a try!
I would like to introduce you to the Admissions team for the Sloan MSc programme. We are here to support you with your application and to ensure a diverse and exceptional cohort in the next class.
Linden Selby (Senior Recruitment & Admissions Manager, Sloan MSc and EMBA-Global programmes) has been with the School for over twenty years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the executive leadership degree programmes. She has wonderful stories to tell of the successes of past classes and is always on the lookout for the ‘stars’ of the next programme.
“Each candidate is an individual – someone who has taken time to think and write about their career, interests, achievements and future goals. This reflects who they are as a person, how they will contribute to the class and benefit from their year as a Sloan Fellow.” Linden Selby
Lorine Barrier (Recruitment & Admissions Manager, Sloan MSc and EMBA-Global programmes) has almost completed her first year with the School and is passionate about recruiting top talent to our programmes. She knows what makes a great application and can see the potentials in students from the outset.
“Sloan applicants are very unique. They are senior executives who have reached success in their career and deliberately make the choice to step back and reinvent themselves. The application should reflects their journey/leadership experience and explain why the Sloan programme fits with their future aspirations.” Lorine Barrier
Sindy Nauth (Recruitment & Admissions Officer, Sloan MSc and EMBA-Global programmes) is the first point of contact for any prospective candidates submitting applications. She helps to make a student’s journey through admissions as seamless as possible giving advice and clarity when needed.
“Sloan candidates are dynamic and passionate about making a difference in their careers. From the application we like to develop a better understanding of each individual and bring their experiences to life. We are delighted to support our senior professionals through the Sloan journey.” Sindy Nauth
We like to take advantage of the Admissions blog to keep you up to date with the recruitment and admissions process for both the EMBA-Global and Sloan MSc programmes.
There are many reasons why you might consider studying one of our leadership programmes. Whether you wish to develop your leadership skills to transition into general management, take on new academic challenges, or develop an entrepreneurial idea into a real venture.
Whatever your reasons, undoubtedly a significant part of the programme will be meeting new people and expanding your network.
London Business School offers a unique and powerful environment where you have access to a large network of senior executives and you’ll find there are many opportunities to surround yourself with students from many different walks of life. Here are a few…
Global Business Assignments
Most of the electives for the Sloan MSc, EMBA-Global and Executive MBA are available for students from other programmes. Electives allow you to network with, and learn from, students across the School community and from around the world. They are available to students from all of London Business School degree programmes and visiting international exchange students.
This is an end of programme celebration for the four Executive MBA graduating classes. The evening is a great opportunity for you to network with students from other Executive MBA programmes.
The School has over 70 clubs that create important networks and offer opportunities to explore personal interests. Clubs range from professional subjects such as consulting, entrepreneurship and energy to regional clubs including Latin American and China club. Clubs also organise treks, conferences and social celebrations.
London Business School alumni are a global community of over 40,000 successful business professionals in more than 150 countries. Upon graduation you will become a part of this community that offers you a wealth of knowledge, resources and unlimited networking opportunities.
Students will also have the opportunity to share their business expertise with Masters in Management and MBA students through our mentoring schemes, alumni community, events and professional and industry clubs.
The Recruitment and Admissions team is often approached by prospective students wondering how to decide which leadership programme is best suited for them and at which stage of their career. Our three leadership programmes, the Executive MBA, EMBA-Global and Sloan MSc, vary in many different ways: in their formats, location, the experience of cohort, the programme experience and their start dates.
Our suite of Executive MBAs have the great advantage of enabling the immediate implementation of learning into the workplace. The Executive MBA programmes are delivered part-time format, therefore you need to remain in full-time employment to be able apply. A typical student profile of these programmes would be someone with a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience (managing resources, budgets, projects or people) who wish to move to a general managerial role.
We offer four different Executive MBAs (EMBA) programme and they take place in various location and format. Our EMBA London is based in London with core classes taking place on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays of alternate weeks. There are two intakes in January and in September. If you are based in London or in Europe, this is likely to be the most convenient option for you.
The EMBA Dubai programme is based in Dubai with core classes offered in a block week format. You need to travel to Dubai for four or five days monthly. There are two intakes in January and September. Individuals who wish to expand their network in Middle East or those who prefer the more intense weekly format will find this option more convenient.
Student from both EMBA London and EMBA Dubai programmes have the option to take their electives in Dubai or in London.
As part of our Executive MBA portfolio, we offer the highly ranked EMBA-Global programme. We run the programme in partnership with two world class institutions, Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong.
Our EMBA-Global Americas and Europe programme has a block week format (four of five days a month) alternating between London Business School and Columbia Business School. A unique aspect of this programme is that upon completion, students get awarded with two distinct MBA degrees, one offered by Columbia Business School and one offered by London Business School. There is only one intake per year, in May. This programme is suitable for those who want to further their career globally.
The EMBA-Global Asia programme is a result of a partnership between London Business School, Columbia Business School and The University of Hong Kong. Students graduating from this programme will be awarded with a joint MBA degree. Most classes are held in Hong Kong in a block week format. Individuals based in the region, interested in developing a strong network or deepen their knowledge on business practices in Asia will find this programme the most relevant for them. There is only one intake per year, in May.
Our Sloan MSc programme completes our leadership programme portfolio and it is the most senior programme of our range. This is a very intensive one year full-time programme designed for senior executives who have a minimum of 10 years of managerial and leadership experience. This programme is based in London and start in January.
Individuals thinking of business schools are led by common aspirations which tend to be around career advancement, career shift, global perspective, personal and leadership development and enhanced networks. The right programme for you will be the one that serves your career aspirations in the best way and that also suits your circumstances the best: are you thinking of remaining employed while studying? Are you interested in building networks across continents? Are you willing to travel to attend classes? Answering these questions will help you identify which programme is most suitable for you. The Recruitment and Admissions team remains at your disposal to assist you in finding out which option will fulfil your expectations.
If you have any further questions about our Executive MBA London Dubai programme, please send use the email@example.com email address. If you have any questions about the EMBA-Global programme, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org and ask any questions regarding the Sloan MSc programme via email@example.com.
I also look forward to meeting you and answer any questions you may have at one of our events.